Agroecology. The Bold Future of Farming in Africa

Content A publication launched by the African Alliance for Food Sovereignty, showcasing the huge potential of Agroecology to feed Africa, fix broken food systems and repair damaged landscapes, providing abundant healthy and nutritious food sustainably while increasing incomes and improving climate resilience. The publication also illustrates 15 case studies.
Author AFSA, TOAM
Contributor AFSA, TOAM
Year Published 2017
Type of Initiative Case Studies, Report
Country ETHIOPIA, GHANA, KENYA, MALAWI, TOGO, UGANDA, Zimbabwe
Link http://afsafrica.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/Agroecology-the-bold-future-of-farming-in-Africa-ebook1.pdf

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Addressing the Challenges of Food Insecurity and Environmental Degradation in Zambia

Content Community Markets for Conservation (COMACO) has helped people address the challenges of food insecurity and environmental degradation while conserving wildlife and other natural resources. COMACO is one of the few programs that operate at the scale of an entire ecosystem—contributing to increased wildlife numbers, better protected habitats, improved food security, and better incomes.

This case study was produced by the Oakland Institute. It is copublished by the Oakland Institute and the Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa AFSA). A full set of case studies can be found at www.oaklandinstitute.org and www.afsafrica.org

Author Oakland Institute
Contributor Oakland Institute
Year Published 2015
Type of Initiative Case Studies
Country ZAMBIA
Link http://www.oaklandinstitute.org/addressing-environmental-degradation

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Report of the International Forum for Agroecology

Abstract “We are pleased to present the report of the International Forum on Agroecology, held at the Nyéléni Center in Sélingué, Mali from 24th to the 27th of February, 2015. This represents the first joint vision of Agroecology from the shared viewpoints of all kinds of small-scale food producing peoples, seen from the perspectives of our social movements. This is the first common statement across constituencies, of the pillars and principles of Agroecology. We have endeavored to interpret, understand and share what Agroecology means from the diverse viewpoints of peasants, small-scale farmers, the landless, rural workers, indigenous peoples, hunter-gatherers, artisanal fisherfolk, pastoralists and nomadic peoples, urban communities, consumers and others.”

The report was presented in Rome, 13 October 2015, during a side event on the occasion of the session 42 of the Committee for World Food Security and is now available in English, French, Spanish and Portuguese at www.foodsovereignty.org

Contributor International Forum for Agroecology
Year Published 2015
Link http://ag-transition.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/NYELENI-2015-ENGLISH-FINAL-WEB.pdf

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Voices of Transition

On the 17th of January, to coincide with the UN Year of Family Farming and the Global Forum for Food and Agriculture (17. – 26.1214), French-German filmmaker and sociologist Nils Aguliar released his award-winning film, Voices of Transition, on DVD. The documentary highlights pioneering examples from France, England and Cuba which show that we can feed the world: by re-localising agriculture and freeing it from dependence on fossil fuels. The international DVD (with subtitles in 15 languages) will be released on the 21st of March. For more information and to be informed about the international DVD release, please go the Voices of Transition website. Please click here to see the trailer of the film, in English, German and French

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Youth and agriculture: new think-tanks for family farming

Content Three young authors associated with the Africa Family Farming Workshops write about the importance of creating a dialogue between family farmers, scientists and policy makers. The Africa Family Farming Workshops is an interdisciplinary, regional think-tank that facilitates innovative collaboration.
Author Ariel Djomakon, Lucile Gentil, Moubarakatou Tassou
Contributor AgriculturesNetwork
Year Published 2013
Type of Initiative Report
Country BENIN
Link http://www.agriculturesnetwork.org/magazines/global/family-farming/think-thanks-for-family-farming

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Wake up before it is too late

Abstract The report Wake up before it is too late. Make agriculture truly sustainable now for food security in a changing climate has been just released from UNCTAD (United Nations Conference on Trade and Development).  Among the key messages, this report clearly states the need for a shift from conventional, monoculture based agriculture towards ecological food production systems.
Contributor UNCTAD
Year Published 2013
Link http://unctad.org/en/PublicationsLibrary/ditcted2012d3_en.pdf

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Food security and Nutrition: HLPE 2013 Reports

The High Level Panel of Experts (HLPE) on Food Security and Nutrition has officially presented its 2013 Reports in front of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) stakeholders, in June 2013. The two reports Investing in Smallholder Agriculture and Biofuels and Food Security are now available here.

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Organic Agriculture: African Experiences in Resilience and Sustainability

Abstract This new volume published by FAO  tries inspiration from the Conference on Mainstreaming Organic Agriculture in the African Development Agenda held in Lusaka, Zambia in May 2012. It expands on selected research shared during the event and demonstrates that organic management can benefit people, the economy and ecosystems, particularly in Africa.
Contributor FAO
Year Published 2013
Link http://www.fao.org/docrep/018/i3294e/i3294e.pdf

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